11 Aug - 3 min read

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

Bytes Technology Group plc
(Incorporated in the England & Wales)
(Registered number: 12935776)
Share code: BYI
(“Bytes”, “the Company”)

11 August 2021

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

Bytes Technology Group plc, one of the UK’s leading software, security and cloud services specialists,
is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Erika Schraner as an Independent Non-Executive
Director, with effect from 1 September 2021. Erika will be a member of the audit, nomination and
remuneration committees.

Erika brings over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership positions to the board of directors of Bytes
(“Board”). During her executive career, Erika spent more than 18 years working in Silicon Valley and
held senior professional services roles with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Erika earned a PhD in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and in 1994
began her executive career with IBM. She went on to hold roles at REL Consultancy Group,
Computer Science Corporation and Symantec Corporation. During her tenure at Symantec, Erika led
the team responsible for M&A in its Sales & Services division, completing 16 acquisitions including
the $13.5bn merger between Symantec and Veritas. Since then, Erika has further built her transaction
experience at Ernst & Young, where she led the firm’s technology M&A Advisory Services (OTS) for
the Americas, and more recently with PwC, where she was the UK Leader for M&A Integration
Services and TMT M&A Advisory (DDV) Services.

Erika is currently a Non-Executive Director of FTSE 250-listed JTC plc, where she is also Chair of the
nomination committee. Other current directorships include Non-Executive Director at AIM-listed Aferian
plc (formerly Amino Technologies) and private equity backed BluJay Topco Limited.

Patrick De Smedt, Chairman of Bytes, said: “We are delighted to welcome Erika to the Bytes Board
at such an exciting time for the group. She brings a wealth of highly valuable technology and corporate
finance experience that will complement and enhance the existing skills and experience of the Board.
We are looking forward to her contribution and insight as we continue to deliver on our strategy and
grow our business.”

Erika Schraner said: “I am excited to be joining Bytes at such an exciting time for the company.
Following its recent impressive listing, I am looking forward to supporting Neil Murphy, his team and the
Board, as we work to deliver value to all of our stakeholders.”

Pursuant to LR 9.6.13, no further information is required to be disclosed with respect to the appointment.


Bytes Technology Group
Neil Murphy, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1372 418 500

Headland Consultancy
Stephen Malthouse
Lucy Legh
Henry Wallers
Jack Gault
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3805 4822
Email: bytes@headlandconsultancy.com

About Bytes Technology Group plc:
Bytes is one of the UK's leading providers of IT software offerings and solutions, with a focus on cloud
and security products. The Bytes Group enables effective and cost-efficient technology sourcing,
adoption and management across software services, including in the areas of security and cloud. It
aims to deliver the latest technology to a diverse and embedded non-consumer customer base and has
a long track record of delivering strong financial performance.

The Company has a primary listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and a secondary
listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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Date: 11-08-2021 08:00:00
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